Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser class, Day 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2015 Miami, Fla. – The first day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, America’s premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta, featured the full range of what sailing in Miami has to offer. Over 850 sailors enjoyed strong

Pictured: Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (San Diego, Calif.). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2015 (Miami, Fla.) – Along with the rest of the 848 sailors from 63 nations currently training in Florida ahead of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella (January 26-31), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes and coaches have entered a

Looking back on 2014 as we pass the halfway marker to Rio 2016. By Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing Our team’s theme in  2014 could be summarized in a word: urgency. Athletes, coaches, and management of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider felt the urgency to advance our Rio 2016 effort by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I.- The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider today announced a major partnership with Sunbrella® fabrics, the leading producer of performance and marine canvas around the globe. Effective immediately, Sunbrella will be named as a Gold-level sponsor of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic sailing team, and also as

December 16, 2014 Benjamin Richardson (Gloucester, Mass.), Chairman of the US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC), checks in with some thoughts on the just-released selection system (also known as the Olympic trials) for the sailing events of Rio 2016: From 2008 to 2012, the US went from a one-event domestic selection system to a two-event international system that tested athletes

US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes racing at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the

Pictured: US National Coach of the Year and Senior Olympic Coach Luther Carpenter (La Porte, Texas) coaching US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Jonathan Rudich (Clearwater, Fla.) at the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing. December 4, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced that the

Pictured: 2014 Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala, hosted by SFNY at NYYC (Newport, R.I, September 27, 2014)  December 1, 2014   Portsmouth, R.I – Renewing a longstanding tradition of support, the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) and the Sailing Foundation of New York (SFNY) were recognized today as US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Gold Medal

Pictured: Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) races in the Finn Class in Abu Dhabi. Photo © Barbara Sanchez/Sailing Energy/ISAF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE – Racing concluded at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes make medal

Laser Radial sailors and Florida natives Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla., foreground) and Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., background) will be among the athletes training at CCSC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2014 Clearwater, Fla.- On Saturday, November 15, Clearwater Community Sailing Center (CCSC) will celebrate its new status as an official training center of the

Aside from the OLYMPIC GAMES itself, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. In Episode Four, American sailors test themselves against the world’s best at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, an event that only occurs every four years. Watch RISING TIDE, Episode 4 and see which US athletes have emerged from the pack  at the highest

 Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes training in Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Groupe Beneteau Announces Sponsorship of US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami October 20, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – Groupe Beneteau today announced its sponsorship of the US Sailing

Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider 49er class high-performance Olympic racing sailboat, with athletes Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.). Photo: Mick Anderson/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – In an unprecedented move, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Olympic sailing classes have selected Clearwater, Florida

If you compete in an Olympic or Paralympic class, Florida is the best place for world-class sailing in the coming months! A jam-packed schedule of events in January and February will see the best international sailing talent come to sunny Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Clearwater to race, with the centerpiece event being ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (January 24-31,

Pictured: Caleb Paine, Finn. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2014 Santander, Spain – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider arrived at the ISAF Sailing World Championships looking to turn in peak performances, and enjoyed a successful week at the most significant regatta before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With American sailors finishing in the top-10 in 4 classes,

VIDEO: US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes react to career-best performances at the ISAF Worlds in Santander, Spain. McNay and Hughes finished higher than any US men’s 470 team at the Worlds since Olympic medalists Paul Foerster and Bob Merrick in 2000. WATCH: http://youtu.be/WWpfCRDFr-A FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2014 Santander, Spain – In light and tricky weather

Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2014 Santander, Spain – Continuing what has been a strong year of results for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes, the United States will be represented in both the men’s and women’s 470 medal races on Saturday at the ISAF Sailing World

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2014 Santander, Spain – The arrival of Day 7 at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships brought with it the first medal races of the event, and a new set of title holders in the Women’s Laser Radial and Men’s Laser classes. Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) finished the event

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 Santander, Spain – Gold fleet competition at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship concluded in the Men’s Laser and Women’s Laser Radial classes, and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) will represent the United States in tomorrow’s medal race. American 470’s also

Pictured: Stuart McNay and David Hughes, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 5 of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes shine on the final day of the qualifying series, while American Lasers continued to battle in the top-10 in gold fleet. Race officials managed to complete the